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One guy's experiences as he quits drinking

Waste not what I want not.

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My lovely partner hasn’t been drinking for the last few months. He still doesn’t know exactly why I’ve stopped drinking – but he just knows it’s important to me and is doing it anyway to support me. Gee I’m lucky!

BUT some of my Southern German genes are starting to kick in… with both of us not drinking, what will happen to our stockpiles?  The 6 month mark is just a few weeks away & I just can’t let it go to waste. The spirits will keep indefinitely, the ‘good’ wines can be cellared but beer will eventually go bad.

Hmmm a plan:

  1. Some wine can be regifted.
  2. We could host a party and provide free beer.
  3. Maybe it’s time to reinvigorate some Pinterest boards with beer and wine recipes.  Beer batter, red wine risottos, beer breads, red wine stews…

I don’t associate the taste of beer/wine in food with alcohol so it doesn’t cause any triggers… And Winter is coming so stodgy stews and baked goods will be appreciated.  Off to Pinterest I go…

PS:  Oh yeah I should probably tell people to stop giving me wine as presents – especially if we have a party.  We ‘scored’ another bottle on the weekend – just what I want (not).

One thought on “Waste not what I want not.

  1. Wow, you’re pretty clever to think of those ways to use up the alcohol. I’m in the same boat, I can’t bear to tip it out but I can’t bear to give it away either, so I’ll just have to drink it and do my utmost best to not buy more.

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